Available at the Farm Store at Kellogg Ranch and The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch.
2011 Kellogg Cuvée
The 2011 Horsehill Vineyards Kellogg Cuvée pays homage to the university’s legacy as well as to Cal Poly Pomona’s new tradition of winemaking. The red zinfandel commemorates the university’s 75th anniversary and is encased in deep olive-green glass with an elegant gold label silkscreened onto the bottle, a nod to the Bronco colors of green and gold. More than half of the grapes used in this full-bodied wine came from Horsehill Vineyards located on campus.The cuvée is a blend of: 61% Zinfandel, 20% Syrah, 12% Touriga Nacional, and 7% Mataro. Kellogg Cuvée is available for $25 a bottle at the Farm Store at Kellogg Ranch.
Kellogg Cuvée demonstrates vast complexity. Rich berry notes move into a smoky blend of spice and sweet floral aromas that are beautifully shrouded in a well-knit veil of tannins. All of the different varietals add dimension and style to a wine that reflects 75 years of history and devotion to a community, and serves as a tribute to those who have helped bring Cal Poly Pomona to the forefront of education.
2012 Rossana Sparkling Wine
Rossana, named in homage to W.K. Kellogg’s stunning foundation Arabian mare, is a classically styled Brut Rosé.
Zinfandel is lightly pressed to capture a nuance of color, all the while extracting the delicate cherry and strawberry fruit characters. The wine’s bright mauve hue is accentuated with tiny bubbles, a crisp finish, and balanced with just a hint of sweetness. Rossana is available while supplies last at the Farm Store at Kellogg Ranch for $15 a bottle.
About the name:
Rossana, the mare, was one of the first horses Kellogg brought to the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Ranch, which eventually became Cal Poly Pomona. She had a rose grey coat and nearly faultless conformation. Rossana’s beauty and excellent temperament made her popular with celebrity visitors to the Ranch. She was also one of Kellogg’s favorite mounts, known for her steadiness and dependability, and in his later years he rode her exclusively. Read the press release for more details on Rossana.
Horsehill Vineyards Accolades:
Horsehill Vineyards wines have earned medals on three occasions. The 2008 rosé (sold out) won the
Gold Medal, Best of Class in the Best Rosé Limited Production category at the 70th annual Los Angeles
International Wine & Spirits Competition.The 2008 Horsehill Vineyards Zinfandel received a bronze medal in
the category of Limited Production Zinfandel from 2007 or Later. Additionally, the 2009 Zinfandel rosé (sold out) won a gold medal at the 71st annual Los Angeles International Wine &
About Horsehill Vineyards:
Horsehill Vineyards is a partnership project between The Collins College of Hospitality Management, the College of Agriculture and South Coast Winery. These groups each lend different areas of expertise that result in the finished product. Master winemaker Jon McPherson of South Coast Winery makes the wines on behalf of the university.
The name Horsehill comes from the area on campus where a portion of the grapes are grown. The former horse pasture is now the location of The Collins College. The grapes are grown on a south-facing slope a few hundred yards from the college. Additional grapes are grown at AGRIscapes on a southeast-facing hillside.
Proceeds from the wine support a culinary garden, located near the student-managed and operated Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch. Fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden are incorporated into the dishes at the restaurant. The sustainable garden creates a valuable farm-to-table lesson for both hospitality management and agriculture students.
The Zinfandel vineyards themselves are a living link to the viticultural heritage of the region. The grapes, which grow on campus, have been cultivated from cuttings from the historic De Ambrogio Ranch in Rancho Cucamonga. Before the ranch was razed for development in 2001, third-generation vintner Don Galleano combed the fields and selected 400 grapevine cuttings, some of them nearly 100 years old, and donated them to the university.
Take a look at the Horsehill Vineyards slideshow to see the project evolve from vine to wine.
"August 2, 2013 Wine Pick of the Week" – Taste California Travel online magazine (Aug. 6, 2013)
“Rossana sparkling wine from Horsehill Vineyards, our drink of the week!” – OC Weekly “Drink of the Week” blog (April 19, 2013)
For more information contact Lisa McPheron, Director of Communications and External Relations for The Collins College.